April 18, 2018

What You Need to Know About Mental Health of Older Adults

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Older adults, those aged 60 or above, make important contributions to society as family members, volunteers and as active participants in the workforce. While most have good mental health, many older adults are at risk of developing mental disorders, neurological disorders or substance use problems as well as other health conditions such as diabetes, hearing loss, and osteoarthritis. Furthermore, as people age, they are more likely to experience several conditions at the same time.

April 17, 2018

Mental Disorders: Facts on Depression, Dementia, Schizophrenia, Bipolar and Developmental Disorders

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A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode.

April 15, 2018

Top Countries to Migrate and Settle Down in if You Want to Live Longer

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So, you want to live to a ripe old age and wonder where’s the best place to settle down to achieve this. According to the results of the latest World Health Statistics report released by the World Health Organization, you had better immigrate to a developed country with a good standard of living that invests heavily in public health services.

April 13, 2018

Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health: Mobile Phones and Health

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Mobile or cellular phones are now an integral part of modern telecommunications. In many countries, over half the population use mobile phones and the market is growing rapidly. In 2014, there was an estimated 6.9 billion subscriptions globally. In some parts of the world, mobile phones are the most reliable or the only phones available.

Mercury and Health: What You Need to Know For Healthy Living

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Mercury is an element and a metal that is found in air, water, and soil. It exists in three forms: elemental (or metallic) mercury, inorganic mercury compounds (to which people may be exposed through their occupation), and organic mercury compounds (e.g., methylmercury, to which people may be exposed through their diet). These forms of mercury differ in their degree of toxicity and in their effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, and on lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes.

Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - also known as the Global Goals for Sustainable Development - are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. The broad goals are interrelated though each has its own targets to achieve. The total number of targets is 169.

April 12, 2018

Poliomyelitis - Symptoms, Transmission, Prevention and Key Facts

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Polio, or poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis, is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis (inability to move parts of the body).

April 11, 2018

Lack of Exercise 'Killing As Many As Smoking'

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First published 19.07.2012; Edited and republished 11.04.2018
'A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests.' This Lancet report was published in 2012, but remains valid today in 2018 as it was years ago. So, MedicalNotes.com has republished this report to remind us all how important exercising our bodies is.

April 10, 2018

Lead Poisoning and Health: What You Need to Know for Healthy Living

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Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust. Its widespread use has resulted in extensive environmental contamination, human exposure and significant public health problems in many parts of the world.

April 02, 2018

Vision Impairment and Blindness

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Blindness is a severe vision impairment, not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. It interferes with a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.

April 01, 2018

Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology

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Rehabilitative and assistive technology refers to tools, equipment, or products that can help a person with a disability to function successfully at school, home, work, and in the community. Disabilities are disorders, diseases, health conditions, or injuries that affect an individual’s physical, intellectual, or mental well-being.

March 20, 2018

The Best Vitamins and Minerals for Seniors

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For seniors deficient in vitamins B and D, calcium, and iron, supplements can help with nutritional balance.